New Jersey Man Shot Trying To Enter Plainfield Home

PLAINFIELD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A resident shot and killed a man who attempted to illegally enter a home in Plainfield early Monday, authorities said.

Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow says it appears 25-year-old Robert Louis was shot several times and died at the scene.

No charges have been filed.

The name of the resident was not released.

The investigation continues.

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One Comment

  1. DanTe says:

    If this occurred on Long Island, the perpetrator (the homeowner, not the poor person who’s trying to enter) will be arrested and jailed. Long Island police doesn’t like it when citizens defend themselves. (Just google “John White Suffolk”.)

    1. emmas says:

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  2. Hooray says:

    Good job, should happen more often.

  3. Nick says:

    Arrest the homeowner!! How dare he defend himself! This is a liberal country. He should just sit back and take it up the rear! Imagine! The very idea! Self Defense – Pfui!

  4. Benie Goetz says:

    I just hope we’re getting all the REAL facts here. Obviously won’t get 2 sides to this story! For ex., was it really a breakin? Was there a “history” between the dead guy and homeowner? That kinda stuff. Multiple bullets seems excesive, 1 would have stopped him and then he goes to jail. Just hope it’s not other than it appears!

  5. daniel mackler says:

    there’s something to be said for frontier justice. that said, i bet the burglar was a sweet kid — once upon a time…back before the world destroyed him and turned him into a menace.

  6. Peter says:

    i love it when this happens. At least he died doing what he did best and breaking into someones home and taking a bullet is awesome.

  7. Marina Ios says:

    very good, what was he doing there, if no one invited him???

    1. Quincy, M.E. says:

      I’d imagine he jerked and spasmed uncontrollably, bled profusely, and died.

  8. gjk says:

    That stopped him.

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